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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
at a star-studded fundraising concert in los angeles sunday, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, reuters puts mitt romney within two points of the president. tomorrow we'll see both candidates in ohio. there's good reason for that. tomorrow is the last day voters there can register to vote. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. mitt romney will deliver that major policy speech before noon eastern, but the obama campaign is issuing a preemptive strike with this new tv ad criticizing the republican candidate's past foreign policy faux pas. take a look. >> reckless. amateurish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland, when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, "the new york times" said romney's knee jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> the obama campaign sed this will be romney's seventh speech on foreign policy. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez gets to keep his job for anothe
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
tightening, but remains volatile. the polls had different results. the latest poll shows romney leads, now up four points between the likely voters, but a new gallup poll shows the president up by five. looking to capitalize on his momentum, today, romney tried to frame himself as a steady commander-in-chief, and in what his campaign feels is a major foreign policy speech, accusing president obama of weak leadership. >> i know that president obama hopes for a stronger and more prosperous middle east, but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: and calling for a change of course, but offering few new policy details, romney argued that the middle east is a more dangerous place since the president took office, citing serious civil war. romney said he would support our allies against the rebels the potential of a nuclear iran, and last month's terrorist attack in libya, that left four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, dead. >> it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the president to use his greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
. the latest poll, reuters has them tied, gallup has romney up by 2, pew has him up by 4. it's not just ohio which you mentioned earlier. new polls now in pennsylvania and michigan show they may not be as sure of a bet for president obama as originally thought. lynn? >> tracie potts in washington, thanks. >>> elsewhere a 70-year-old man has become the first person in florida to die from the meningitis outbreak. that brings the death toll nationwide to 12 at least 119 people in ten states have been affected. now two lawmakers say they'll write legislation giving the fda more power over specialty pharmacies like the one believed to be at the center of the outbreak. >>> we have an update this morning on that 14-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban for blogging. the senior neurosurgeon tells nbc news the girl was operated on today but remains in critical condition. however, he is optimistic about her recovery. she was air lifted to a military hospital after being attacked while on a school bus in the swat valley. in washington the state department joined in the outrage. >> dir
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
of help and pull up the ticket, analysts say. and brand-new poll numbers show that mitt romney made some gains after that presidential debate. he's now leading by one point in virginia. in ohio he's still behind but up by two, and it's still a horse race in florida, a one-point spread between the president and mitt romney there. lynn? >> all right, tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thanks. and you can watch live coverage of tonight's debate live from danville, kentucky. that's beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern/6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> a week after the first presidential debate the latest nbc news/"wall street journal"/parst poll finds that republican nominee mitt romney has surged in three swing states. governor romney's largest gain was in virginia where he now leads president obama 48% to 47%, a virtual tie and within the margin of error. in florida, president obama retains a one point lead over romney, 48 to 47%. and in that key battleground state of ohio mitt romney gained two points but the president still leads 51% to 45%. >>> well, today marks one month since the
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
at 46%. just last month romney was trailing the president by nine points. the poll also shows among likely voters, romney holds a four-point edge over mr. obama, 49 to 45. we do have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit online at nbcbayarea.com, including insider details on the president's private event. >>> meantime mitt romney will be in ohio today trying to win over the undecided voters n a speech on foreign policy yesterday, romney argued the president's policies have made the world more dangerous. romney talking about arming syria's rebels and sanctioning iran. democrats were not impressed. >> i'm a professor. if one of my students turned it in, they'd get a c because he gave absolutely no specifics. >> when president obama leaves the bay area, he will head to ohio as well to also reach out to undecided voters. >>> in other news now, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. san francisco's board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the embattled sheriff pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges related to an argument with his w
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
new polls show the race between president obama and republican rival mitt romney is closer than ever. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. they're raising a lot of money, too. which is why we'll see more of those ads. romney today in iowa and ohio. speaking of campaign slogans, turns out he may end up repeating a new one he coined yesterday. we first heard it on monday. he argued president obama's policies made the world more dangerous. >> the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> reporter: romney promised to create one person to deal with the middle east, arm syria's rebels, sanction iran if needed, expand the navy and push free trade. democrats weren't impressed. >> i'm a professor. if one of my students turned it in, they would get a c because he gave absolutely no specifics. >> reporter: pew has it up four points, gallup says the positive jobs report gave president obama a five-point boost. courting hispanics there, but he also said that mitt romney's debate was more style over
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm PDT
he was trailing by nine points. the poll shows among likely voters, romney holds the four-point edge over obama. 49-45. and this video just in. the president arriving back at the hotel in san francisco. he'll spend the night there and head to columbus, ohio, in the morning before heading back home to washington, d.c. we have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit on our website. nbcbayarea.com including insider details on the president's private events. >>> gas prices hit another record high in california today. but relief could be in sight. analysts say wholesale prices plunged today, which means you should see lower prices at the pump later this week. on sunday, governor brown ordered an early changeover to the winter blend gas. analysts say that in addition to that drop in wholesale price means the spike that we've seen in the last few days will be eliminated by next week. >> was it a random crime or something more sinister? a retired kibd garden teacher found stabbed to death inside her own home. a quiet home she and her family have lived in for more than 30 years. c
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
presidential polls, as well. >>> mitt romney show it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> big bird's appearance in a satirical president obama ad is angering the producers of sesame street. they're demanding the ad be withdrawn, saying they do not endorse political candidates. the obama campaign says it's reviewing the producer's concern. you may remember that gop candidate mitt romney made comments about pbs and big bird and they were the biggest quotes to come out of last week's debate. >> one day president obama has the lead, the next day mitt romney has the lead. so many polls show very different results. >> so we want to bring in our political analyst. larry, every day it's something different. how do you know who to rely on? >> much of the answer has to do with the way pollsters ask questions, for example. how is the president managing the economy? that's one way. that's different than, is the economy better or worse for you than a year ago. a second potential problem centers on the people polled, likely voters and then there are those who are voting occas
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Oct 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
eight days, think about it, we'll see the final two debates as polls show mitt romney now improving his standing in key battleground states of florida, virginia, and ohio. look at those polls. meanwhile, this weekend, people are still debating who won the vice presidential face-off as "saturday night live" had some fun with the vice president's over the top performance. >> congressman ryan, we begin with your opening statement. >> thank you. first of all, i want to thank center college for hosting us this evening. >> oh, boy. here we go. oh, man. >> four years ago, president obama made a promise -- >> [ laughter ] >> that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. >> joining us now for our own debate of sorts, republican governor bob mcdonnell. he is the republican governor of virginia, and seen frequently on the campaign trail with mitt romney. the former democratic governor of michigan and now host of current tv's "the war room" jennifer granholm. rounding out the roundtable for the hour, the mayor of atlanta, democrat kasim reed. republican strategist alex castellano
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
obama in a new poll and gallup survey. but gallup pollsters are now seeing romney's numbers slip down. >> definitely he got a bump. however, as we continue the track at gallup friday, saturday, sunday, we think some of that bump is dissipating. >> also today the producers of "sesame street" say they do not want big bird at the center of the presidential campaign. they asked president obama's campaign team to stop airing an ad which responds to mitt romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. >>> at uc davis, a high profile rally featuring former president bill clinton underscore the importance both parties place on california's congressional races. the former president was the headliner. the mission was to boost the profile of sacramento area incumbents. sharing the stage challengers in two others am my berra a. >>> workers could soon see a boost in the magic. the city could join a handful of others by creating its own pay floor for residents. san jose's minimum wage currently stands at $8, but would get a bump up to $10 if measure d is approved at the polls next mont
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in the polls following the debate on wednesday. the romney campaign reports it is also evident in fund-raising. the campaign said it raised $12 million on-line in the 48 hours after the debate. >>> there's plenty of debate over the presidential debate last week, but we will separate some of the fact from fiction. one of the debates, mitt romney claimed that half of the clean energy companies that had received government loan guarantees from the president had gone out of business. here's the facts. only three of the 26 companies have filed for bankruptcy, but many of those other companies struggle including tesla and bright source here in the bay area. on a different subject, the president accused romney of proposing a $5 trillion tax cut. the facts that that romney proposed $500 billion in tax cuts for 2015. >>> a huge success tonight for california-based space x with its first commercial launch to the international space station. >> and liftoff. >> the unmanned rocket is carrying a capsule with a thousand pounds of cargo including, listen to this, chak chocolate vanilla swirl ice crea
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
the curtain. >> reporter: a new pew research center poll shows that among likely voters, governor romney holds a four-point edge over president obama, 49 to 45%. governor romney is also even with the president among registered voters. they're both tied at 46%. to give you some perspective, just last month, governor romney was trail the president by nine points. such a turnaround after last week's debate. reporting live here at sfo, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, bob. and we do have complete coverage of the president's bay area visit online at nbcbayarea.com, including insider details on the president's private events. >>> and some san francisco voters, possibly inspired by the president's visit, getting a jump on the election. they are casting their ballots this morning for that early voting. this one will run through november 6th. hours are monday through friday, set from 8:00 a.m. in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >>> also in san francisco, it is decision day for san francisco's suspended sheriff, ross mirkarimi. the board of supervisors will vote on his fate today. the
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
to register for november's election. with just 28 days to go, polls are now split on romney's popularity. pew has him up four points likely voters, but gallup says the most recent jobs report is positive and is giving the president a five-point boost. >>> voters in the city getting to cast ballots as early as today. the department of elections will be open for early voting through november 6th. the hours, for the record, monday through friday from 8:00 in the morning until 5:00 in the evening. >>> it happened more than two years ago and we're still asking how much will pg&e pay for the deadly san bruno blast. that answer will be decided behind closed doors. the judge has approved a request to suspend public hearings and hold closed door negotiations on this matter. local lawmakers are protesting this decision. they say the pipeline talks should not be hidden from public scrutiny. the judge says the suspension would allow a quicker settlement. eight people were killed and dozens of homes destroyed in the explosion on september 9th of 2010. >>> they have called in the fbi to troy to help out he
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
an impact on politics. especially now that mitt romney is closing in. the latest poll has them tied. gallup has romney up by two points. pew has him up by four. >>> 6:45 right now. all this change weather as we fall into fall. >> it's time to lose those heels and about six inches. temperaturewise, it is kind of chrrisp out there. want to start with this fantastic live picture over san jose. you see there the stratus midlevel clouds. we will see hit or miss showers. quite a bit activity for the most part off shore just off pass robos here. the actual core of low pressure is still situated off shore. as we head throughout the next 24 to 48 hours, it looks like it will push inland enough for us to continue to see these thunderstorms rolling through the bray area. want to zoom in on the active area. an area of low pressure is cut off from the jet stream and has nothing to transport it. so that's why it's so hard to forecast where exactly these showers and thunderstorms are going to end up. i think we'll see a little bit of rain out there tonight as the oakland a's take on the tigers it the best
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
race. a new poll showing mitt romney leading president obama and talk about that with senator john mccain in a couple of minutes. peter al a aal alexander is on campaign trail. >> reporter: this race is tightening with four weeks to go. on monday, mitt romney trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief attacked the president saying the middle east has become a more dangerous place since president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent and we cannot afford to be cynical. we got to look back at the progress we have made and that should give us confidence. but we have to understand we have got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may have been singing in the rain. a downpour. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. thank you very much. >> reporter: romney may have good reason for new confidence passing out mcdonald's
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Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
: the romney campaign hopes this is a sign of a trend, the polls surge showing that the trend is higher among women voters. on monday, he seemed to soften his position on abortion. during an interview with the des moines register >> there is no legislation on abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> reporter: the obama campaign jumped on the comment, writing, we know where he stands on a woman's right to choose, pointing to his last comments made in 2007. >> so i would like to see roe v wade overturned, and allow the states and the elected representatives and the people themselves have the ability to put in place the legislation. today in ohio, romney was pressed to clarify >> i think i said time and again, i'm a pro life candidate and will be a pro life president. >> reporter: meanwhile, president obama talked about his lackluster performance. >> it is fair to say i was too polite. >> reporter: bill clinton mocked romney in las vegas monday. >> i had a different reaction to the first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought wow. here is old moderate m
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
hailing friday's unemployment numbers. governor romney on a roll after wednesday's debate. and with just 30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea touring overweight people in their ads. is this a new age in advertising? we'll talk about it. >>> then, this is a crazy story, listen to this, a south carolina man comes home from vacation to find things in his house just as he left them. great, no problem. but hold on. when his kids go on facebook they see something familiar, their house, with other teenagers having a wild party right there in their home. coming up, why these teens could be in big trouble all because they overshared online. >> a little risky business. >>> a bit later i'll catch up with the director and the cast of the "princess bride." it was released 25 years ago. hard to believe. didn't make a big splash at the time certainly at the box office but since then it's become so somewhat of a cult classic. its lines are often quoted. the robin wright film an
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Oct 11, 2012 12:35am PDT
confusing here. there's a new poll by the pew research center that shows romney ahead of obama by 4%. and then, and then this other poll that obama says he regained his pre-debate lead, were they're neck and neck. a lot of different polls with conflicting numbers. and to help us make sense of it all, we now go to our expert pollster, paul porter. paul? >> thank you, jimmy. polls, opinion polls, straw polls, exit polls, entrance polls. people polling people, to peg public opinion, politically. so? i pitched a poll. to peg a pack of people's political opinions. then, pollinated that poll with a partial percentage plucked from public polls picked from popular political periodicals. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so what did you find out, paul? >> they are tied. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: thank you. [ cheers and applause ] get this, i read this story about a new porn site that just launched, that donates all its profits to charity. unfortunately, charity is just the name of one of the porn stars. [ laughter ] just -- confusing. sad news, you guys, six months after getting engaged on national tv, be
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Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
to be made up for this campaign. polls show that president obama is still holding a lead over governor romney in ohio. but those polls also show that the governor is closing in, within striking distance now of the president. speaking of the president, he also was in ohio this week and admitted publicly that he had a bad night out in denver for that first presidential debate. obviously a lot of republicans and democrats agreed with his assessment. the president said he was too polite and that voters can expect him to see him being a lot more active in the second debate up at hofstra university in new york. back here in ohio, paul ryan's got a big day here. he's got two stops in ohio, starting with this rally a little later this morning, and then he'll go up to minnesota before ending the night in wisconsin. he's expected to take sunday off the trail, little rest for the weary, if you will. >>> earlier, i sat down with "morning joe," asking them how they thought undecided voters would react to all the fireworks. >> i think the undecided said you know what? we'll watch some baseball this week. s
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Oct 9, 2012 12:35am PDT
," everybody. here's what people are talking about. apparently, after last week's debate, polls show obama trailing mitt romney by one point. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: yeah, one point. or as it's also known, the thing obama failed to make during last week's debate. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] last night, president obama actually joked about his debate performance by saying that he can't perform flawlessly night after night. [ laughter ] some people are saying he stole that line from a viagra commercial. but either way, i see that he -- yeah. speaking of the election, you guys, the vice presidential debate is just three days away. both sides are busy getting ready. and republican candidate paul ryan said that he expects joe biden to come at him like a cannonball. biden was, like, "there's going to be a pool there?" [ laughter ] "i'm more of a belly flop guy, but i can -- cannonball?" [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: he's, like, "jackknife!" >> jimmy: what's the jackknife? >> steve: "belly flop!" >> jimmy: you guys hear about this? this is a true, real story. during a concert last n
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
in that first debate, mr. romney is playing to larger crowds ever since campaigning wednesday in the critical battleground state of ohio trailing in the polls but narrowing the gap. >> the key thing i want people across ohio to understand and to ask themselves as you go into the voting booth, as you vote, can we really afford the cost of barack obama. the answer is no. >> reporter: ron mott, nbc news. >>> from a campaign debate to one in court in that long running battle between samsung apple. a victory for samsung. sco scott, tell us about it. >> reporter: a federal court prohibited samsung from selling galaxy nexus cell phone after a jury decided that phone violated patents. an appeals court says it should not have been done before a full hearing and will let samsung sell the phone at least for now. the california energy commission will send 10 million dollars to tesla to help the car company build the model x assembly line. this is state money gathered from your vehicle registration and smog checks. nearly 2 million was sent to zero motorcycles out in santa cruz. tesla won't build the mode
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
to the polls, several companies are rolling out election-themed pr stunts. pizza hut will give free pizza for life to nanyone who asks president obama or mitt romney if they prefer sausage or pepperoni at their town hall next week. the questions are prescreened but pizza hut is someone will ask anyway. they have cabbage patch dolls and jetblue will help anyone leave the country temporarily if the other guy wins in november, whoever the other guy is for that person. scott, back to you. >> all right, thank you much. >>> jon and mar larks sprint this morning says you can reserve your own custom vanity phone number like star star marla. it costs $3 a month. anyone using any other cell phone on any other service should be able to dial star star marla and get marla. now, you can't use it from home phones but nobody has any home phones. >> what are those? >> good point. >> star star marla. johnny k. i like it. >> i'll run over and reserve those right now. >> thanks, scott. >> meteorologist christina loren tracking a colder forecast today. >> i'm going to take you up on that j.k. good morning to
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
at mitt romney, and they liked what they saw. and i think you'll see credible polls this week showing significant movement in the swing states and a much closer race. that's the big factor right now. >> let me put this in a different format, because we all sit in washington and get all these numbers. the average american goes outside and says, ok, 600,000 part-time jobs, 114,000 full-time jobs. gasoline the highest in history. do i feel better? or in the real world, can my cousin still not find work? in the real world, is every small business in my neighborhood still stressed? and i think the reason obama has never been able to pull away, even when romney had two pretty bad weeks, is that in the end there's this rubber band effect that they go, well, i'd almost like to give him another shot, but this is really frightening and really painful. >> well, nobody is ever going to pull away in this political system. so that's never going to happen. we always -- >> no, i disagree. i think he could have. if there was a moment to pull away, and the only thing that snaps it back is this feeling
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Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in ohio could easily stand for offense. a poll released late this afternoon shows president obama's lead has shrunk to just four points. touching down on akron on the last day ohioans will vote. mitt romney will campaign here four of the last five days. the president just wrapped up his 17th rally here, more than any other state. >> do not delay, go vote today. what do you think? all right, buckeyes, we need you. >> reporter: why all the attention on ohio? no republican has won the white house without it. romney advisers insist the race has fundamentally changed here since last week. just weeks ago, the campaign briefly considered its path forward without ohio. >> we feel it's going to be close again until the end, but we feel we have an enthusiasm edge working in our favor. >> reporter: consider the electoral map, if romney loses ohio's 18 electoral votes, he needs to win six of the remaining seven swing states. all of which voted for mr. obama four years ago. after being dominated on the airwaves here this summer, ads that painted romney as an out of touch corporate raider, the romney
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Oct 12, 2012 12:35am PDT
poll found that only 47% of voters find mitt romney to be trustworthy. then romney was like, "well, i hope it's not the same 47% i don't care about." [ laughter and applause ] be a bummer. did you hear about this? this week, president obama's facebook page received more than one million "likes" in a single day. yep. all of them from republicans who watched last week's debate. [ laughter and applause ] "we like you. we like you. that was fantastic." [ applause ] i don't know if you guys have heard about this, but with less than four weeks till the election, mitt romney's oldest son, tagg -- [ laughter ] tagg romney has been put in charge of his dad's campaign. he's giving speeches. he's talking to voters. he's even helped paul ryan prepare for the vp debate. this has left a lot of people wondering, "what about mitt romney's other four sons? we haven't heard much from them at all." we actually have them live, via satellite, from salt lake city, right now. hey, guys. how's it going? >> all: good. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm sorry. can you remind us what your names are? >> all: yes. we are
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00am PDT
and we see it in the polling too that people are feeling better about the direction of the economy. that may hurt romney's argument by saying, you know, that we have to switch leadership at this point. >> before i let you go, let us know what is coming up on meet the press this morning. >> we will talk about this in our own debate setting and one on one interview with steven colbert in character and out of character as he talks about the political race and system he tries to expose. >> sounds like a good show. we will be watching. david, thanks. >> ai thanks, lester. >> you can catch the next presidential debate news night at 9:00 eastern, 6 awning pacific here on nbc. >> tom is over at the news desk. hey, good morning. >> good morning jenna and lester. good morning, everyone. another person died from the outbreak of a rare form of meningitis. 15 people have died and 198 people have been infected in more than a dozen states. >>> overseas where the shooting of a girl while on hes her way home from school horrified people in pakistan and internationally. the girl was shot for promoti
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
topic on "meet the press." here's david gregory with more on that. >> romney delivers in the first debate but new improving jobs numbers show unemployment below 8%. what does it mean as voters begin to head to the polls? has the race taken a new turn? we'll cover it all this morning with a special panel including the senior's presidential adviser robert gibbs and republican candidate newt gingrich. and my one-on-one interview with the former california governor on politics and the person. that's coming up this morning on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" airs at 8:00 immediately following this newscast. we have more on the bay's big weekend coming up. >>> this morning we're looking at sunshine even in the south bay but temperatures are cool once you step out the door. you'll notice a noticeable difference. we're talking about 40s in the south bay. we'll bring down your forecast and get you through the next week coming up after. [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100. 100% new. ♪ 100% greek. 100% mmm... ♪ oh wow, that is mmm... ♪ in fact it's so mmm you might
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
as the new poll shows that romney's trend as the opponent advantage is trimmed to four points. >> i need you fired up and ready to vote, because we are have some work to do. we have an election to win. everything that we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012. >> reporter: ohio is the closest thing to a must-win battleground for both campaigns. no republican candidate has won the white house without it. mitt romney weighed into the social issue telling the "des moines register" that as president he would not pursue legislation for abortion and apparent shift on an issue that the obama campaign as tried to use against him. the president's campaign pounced on saying that we know right where he stands when it comes to a woman's option to choose. and will.i.am opened the president's rally with the familiar theme. ♪ sunny day >> somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. who knew he was driving the deficit. >> his focus on saving big bird is a strange thing in my view, because i'm focused on helping the american people to get better jobs and brighter prospects. >> reporter: both are resp
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
, mitt romney is going to be here -- actually in virginia on the east coast focusing on foreign policy, an area where he has not polled as strong as the president. now with this bounce coming out of the last debate, he is hoping to build on that. today at virginia military institute he's going to talk about all the hot spots in the middle east, syria, libya, egypt. a strong military with no defense cuts. the president has criticized him for giving the pentagon more than they have asked for. he's also going to talk about israel as an ally. specifically on libya he will say this was the deliberate work of terrorists, the four americans who were killed there. al qaeda, the same people who were behind 9/11. he will urge arming the rebels in syria and he'll say the billion dollars we give egypt every year in aid should be tied to them keeping their peace treaty with israel. democrats already fighting pack on what mitt romney will say. coming up today, the white house called him an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy. and the obama campaign says when he talked about americans being killed
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Oct 13, 2012 3:00am PDT
a look at this chart. it's hilarious. is this a gallop poll showing rom my's surge? no. it's a depiction of btu. peabody energy in the week before and the week after the debate. look, the romney wins, the one that led off with the governor saying he would be more pro-coal than obama. if you think that obama has learned his lesson and comes out swinging, may i suggest that you buy puts on btu because that will be my best short on the week if you think obama has his game back. right back to there. bottom line, a lot of earnings coming out mechanics week. a lot of process, all right? you got to really process everything. just make sure you stop, look, and listen before you do anything haste. where i a ton of information. we'll do our best to process and profit in one of the busiest weeks. greg in my home state of new jersey. greg. >> a familiar boo-yah right back at you. >> caller: with a travel spot taking a hit today, what do you think the future prospects are for priceline given the economic sluggishness particularly in europe? >> well, remember, it's actually been a bishop so far. hotel
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Oct 10, 2012 12:35am PDT
. romney, i think you made a mistake, i think you mean eight years. >> you see, kids, mr. obama just did something called using your imagination. [ laughter ] >> actually, if you take a look at the polls, i think you'll see that in a number of the key states there's -- [ door slams ] [ laughter and applause ] it's fun to use your imagination. you know, i love to have and laugh. ha-ha-ha. [ laughter ] in imagination, why, a simple piece of string here could be any number of things. ♪ can't be that. could be anything. it could be -- this doesn't make any sense. could be -- could be a piece of twine. twine and string are two fundamentally different things. you know what, this is stupid. [ trolley whistle ] oh, hey, look, it's the trolley. it's on the way to the neighborhood of make believe. that's where me and paul ryan get most of tax from. [ laughter and applause ] let's hop aboard, shall we? i think today i'll bring my trusty friend mr. dog. hi mr. dog, want to go for a trip? you do? great. [ audience ohs ] make sure that you're on good and tight here. make sure you're on good and tigh
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Oct 8, 2012 2:00am PDT
to recover. >> when i got off the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> the economy is again the central focus. the new jobs numbers drop the unm employment rate below 9%. >> we have made too much progress. >> a sign of recovery as the voters head to the polls. we cover it all this morning. the policy fight emerging from the debate and the policy. what does the debate reveal about these two men? >>> plus, our preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" wit
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
. romney has faced a larger, more enthusiastic crowd ever since. campaigning wednesday in the critical battleground state of ohio, trailing in the polls, but narrowing the gap. >> and the key thing i want people across ohio to understand and to ask themselves as you go into the voting booth, as you vote, is can we really afford the cost of barack obama? and the answer is no. >> reporter: now tonight's a debate will be mod rated by abc's martha raditz, both of the candidates seated opposite here. a concession. last week, president obama and mitt romney stood at podiums that is the format that the president's team favors. tonight, they get to sit, that is the format the romney team favors. speaking of governor romney, he is said to be practicing right now for the second debate which we have up in new york city next week. so tonight's the one and only vp debate. it will cover both domestic and foreign issues. savannah? >> ron mott, thank you. so what should we expect tonight? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." and chuck todd is nbc's political director and the chief white hou
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